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March 20, 2019

Exchange: Mail for macOS

This article is designed to guide macOS users through the process of configuring the Mail program to access their Exchange account for email.

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March 14, 2019

Exchange: Outlook 2016, 2019 for macOS

This article is designed to guide macOS users through the process of configuring Microsoft Outlook 2016 / 2019 / Office 365 to access their Exchange account for email and calendaring.

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December 2, 2018

Overview of the Adobe Creative Cloud Application

Purpose

This article is to guide users through the process of both searching for the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application (if already installed by CASIT) or acquiring it if it is not installed on your machine along with signing-in to the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application to install any of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) to their computers.

Signing-in to the desktop application will resolve any of the license expiration issues that may arise.

Searching the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application

If your computer was setup by CASIT, this application should already be installed on your machine. Go to your computer’s program files or applications location to open the application

For Windows users: Go to the Search Bar near the Start Menu and enter in Creative Cloud to find the application.

For macOS users: Go to the Applications window in the Finder and look for the Adobe Creative Cloud application. Double-click it to open.

Installing the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application

If it is not installed on your machine: Go to the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application page and select Download to download the proper installer for your operating system. Open the installer from your designated downloads folder and follow the given prompts.

Sign-in and use of Adobe Creative Cloud

For all users: Open the application and sign-in using your entire @uoregon.edu email address in the given field.

If you see an option to choose between an Adobe ID or Enterprise ID, be sure to select Enterprise ID to proceed.

Click on the link to sign-in with an Enterprise ID

You may see another screen asking for your email address and password to authenticate. Enter your @uoregon.edu email address then click on Sign in with an Enterprise ID button.

Click on Sign-in with an Enterprise ID

You may then see the option to select Enterprise ID to authenticate to the service. Click Enterprise ID to proceed.

Click on Enterprise ID to proceed

You will be redirected to a Shibboleth screen where you will enter your Duck ID and password as you would for any centralized service on campus.

UO Shibboleth Window: Enter your Duck ID and password then click Login to proceed

To install applications, go to the Apps tab and search for or select the applications you wish to install.

Select Apps then search for the desired application or scroll through the available options

November 20, 2018

OneNote Overview

Purpose

This article is designed to guide OneNote users through an overview of its features as a desktop application and a web portal via the Office website.

Requirements

Either access point will be sufficient for using this guide. Choose one of the methods listed below:

  • Access to Office 365
    • For UO users, go to office.uoregon.edu, sign-in with your Duck ID and password, then select OneNote to proceed.
  • OneNote Desktop application
    • If you do not have the application, check the Program Files (Windows) or Applications (macOS) area to see if OneNote is installed.
    • If it is not installed, UO users can download it via office.uoregon.edu, sign-in with your Duck ID and password, then select Install Office Apps, go through the installation process once downloaded, then open OneDrive from your operating system’s application folder.
  • OneDrive access (default; highly recommended)
    • Available via Office 365. OneNote saves progress by syncing to OneDrive for quick access to notebook files across all devices with OneDrive access (by web or by desktop or mobile application)

Versions

Each instance of OneNote will present different features based on each method below:

  • OneNote for Windows
    • The Windows desktop app has the most available features for OneNote.
    • Allows for rich-text entry, list building, and web-formatted text heading levels
    • Allows for insertion of tables, files, pictures, links, audio clips, stickers, Forms (from Microsoft Forms), meeting details (to connect to OneDrive), researcher tools, and math formula assistance (solving equations and graphing)
  • OneNote Online
    • It is nearly identical to the Windows desktop app in available features
    • Allows for all other data entry except for researcher tools, math formula assistance
    • Any files created or opened here will be saved to your OneDrive account
  • OneNote for macOS
    • Allows for most of the data entry methods described above but with fewer options
      • Does not support Microsoft Forms compatibility, meeting details (with connection to OneDrive)
      • No researcher tools are available and math formulas can be entered but with no additional assistance.

The versions will be mentioned alongside their respective features in the Primary Features section below.

Note: The OneNote Notebook window and Primary Features sections below showcase OneNote for Mac as it provides a baseline for the features of OneNote across current platforms and operating systems. Specific notes for features showcased in Windows and online versions are in development.

Key Terminology

Ribbon

  • Located at the top of the OneNote application window, the Ribbon will contain all of the primary OneNote content types and features. There are a few tabs that separate the content types and settings by theme. On the far-right side of this area, the notifications, sharing, and additional settings menus are contained.

Notebook Frame

  • The left-hand side of the window will contain the Notebook Frame which shows any open synced Notebooks and the Sections and Pages within the selected Notebook

Pages

  • Pages contain all entered content and content types in a OneNote file. All Primary Features (listed below) are entered on to a page and organized graphically according to the user’s desires.

Section

  • A Section is the Notebook’s container for pages. Notebooks can contain as many Sections as a user desires.

Notebook

  • A collection of Sections and Pages containing any entered content. Users may use Notebooks as a way to thematically organize their content.

OneNote Notebook window

The OneNote Notebook is where users can add take notes and organize thoughts using various content types and wide adaptability. The window will look like this:

1. Ribbon menu with tabs for all OneNote content types and features, 2. Notebook, Section, and Page lists, 3. Page editor frame

  1. The Ribbon Menu will contain all of the primary OneNote content types and features. This section also showcases the notifications and sharing settings.
  2. The Notebook content frame will show each open synced notebook, associated sections, and respective pages.
  3. The Page Editor frame is where content is add to a page. Click anywhere to enter text and select the Insert tab to add other content types.

Primary Features

OneNote is designed to act as an online notebook for many types of note-taking styles, organizational methods, and offers wide adaptability of content. The following list is located in the Ribbon menu at the top of the application window.

Home tab

The Home tab is the home for most of the primary features of OneNote which includes:

OneNote Home Tab with three sections highlighted: 1) copy, paste, and format, 2) fonts, bold, italic, underline, lists, text color, web headings, 3) content types panel and to-do button

  1. Cut, copy, paste, formatting
  2. Text font and size, rich text formatting (bold, italics, underline, links) and web headings
  3. Content types that can be added to for note-taking

Insert tab

The Insert tab allows for tables, pictures, links, equations, calendar appointments, audio recording, arrows, and stickers. To use them, select the desired content type

OneNote Insert Tab view

  1. Tables, pictures, PDF printouts, files, links, equations, date(s), date(s)/time(s)
  2. Arrows, shapes, and audio recording

Draw tab

The Draw tab allows for mass selection of content on a page, freehand drawing tools (pen, marker, highlighter) and different line thicknesses.

The Draw tab features: 1. Selection and content spacing methods, 2. Types of drawing tools (eraser, pen, marker, highlighter), and 3. Colors and additional details for the drawing tools (pen is showcased here)

  1. Selection and content spacing methods
  2. Types of drawing tools (eraser, pen, marker, highlighter)
  3. Colors and additional details for the drawing tools (pen is showcased here)

View tab

The View tab allows for adapting the active window to the user’s needs. Users can zoom in and out, add a password, change the color and style of the active page and to check for accessibility.

OneNote View tab: 1. Manipulation of OneNote display features, 2. Zoom and page width, 3. Security, paper style, and accessibility tools

  1. Manipulation of OneNote display features
  2. Zoom and page width
  3. Security, paper style, and accessibility tools

Class Notebook tab

The Class Notebook tab may appear on some accounts. It is designed to have teacher-student interaction within the software however any correspondence and collaboration may only occur with UO-affiliated persons with @uoregon.edu email addresses.

OneNote Class Notebook tab

Considerations

Syncing

If OneNote opens without any issues and is aligned to your OneDrive account, any changes made to the OneNote file will be available on all machines in which you access your file.

The Recent dialog box: opening a OneDrive-synced file that was recently opened on a connected device.

Note: The file and the order any of your OneNote notebooks are not going to match precisely across devices but the content will still save automatically and be in sync.

Opening files from other locations

OneNote like other programs will allow for files to be stored on a computer that is not synced via OneDrive.

OneNote Open Dialog: OneDrive is setup by default. Other places can be added but they will not sync across connected devices.

Note: OneNote is designed for the cloud: one file accessible via multiple entry points and synced to a central repository. OneNote will still work if files are isolated to one computer or device but syncing will need to be done manually in that case.

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September 10, 2018

Mapping File Shares in macOS

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Adding a File Share

Step 1

On the Dock, click the Finder icon.

Mac Finder Icon

 

Step 2

  1. With Finder active, click Go on the menu bar.
  2. Click Connect to Server

 

Step 3

  1. In the new Connect to Server window, type in the file share path.
    • For department shares: casfs/DepartmentShareName
    • For individual shares: casfs/Home

    Note: You can paste in the new path if you have copied it from other documentation.

  2. Click the + button to add the address to the Favorite Servers
  3. Finally, click Connect to connect to the share.

Connect to Server dialog box with 1. Server Name field, 2. Save Address button, and 3. Connect button highlighted

Step 4

  1. In the new authentication window, choose to connect as a Registered User.
  2. Enter your Duck ID in this form (e.g. mmoresi)
  3. Type in your Duck ID password.
  4. Press Connect.

The connection sign-in dialog box with 1. Registered User radio button, 2. Name field, 3. Password field, and 4. Connect button highlighted.

That’s it, you have successfully mounted a network file share on your Mac.

September 1, 2018

Access your data from off-campus or over wi-fi

Purpose

In order to access many campus resources from home (e.g. casfs), you first need to connect to campus using Cisco AnyConnect VPN. This will ensure that your computer can connect to certain campus resources (file shares, certain library resources).

The University of Oregon provides Cisco AnyConnect VPN software for anyone affiliated with the school. For more specific information on VPN and its usage on campus, please see Cisco AnyConnect VPN.

Considerations

If you are having trouble connecting to network shares on wi-fi right now, there is unfortunately a known issue affecting connections via campus wi-fi to network shares. The short version is that on wi-fi, your computer is not guaranteed a unique network address. The known workaround is to connect via the VPN client.

Note: The VPN client can assist in cases where printing over UO-affiliated wi-fi is unresponsive. Follow the installation below (and open the VPN client once installed) and try again.

Installation and Connection

macOS

Installation

Follow these instructions:

  1. Use a web browser to go to the UO VPN site
  2. Log in using your Duck ID credentials.
  3. Click the link and download the installer.
    AnyConnect Client install dialog box with the non-Java installation link highlighted
  4. Open the installer from your Downloads folder. Then, open the file vpn.pkg. If you receive a security warning, right-click on vpn.pkg and click on open.
  5. Follow the installer instructions to complete the installation. If you receive a prompt for a password, use your Mac’s login password.

Connecting

  1. If the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client application does not appear in your Dock, you can find it in Launchpad or your Applications folder.
    macOS Finder window with Cisco AnyConnect client application highlighted
  2. Open the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client application.
  3. In the field under Ready to connect, type vpn.uoregon.edu and click Connect.
    AnyConnect VPN Dialog with VPN address field and Connect button highlighted
  4. Log in using your Duck ID credentials.
    AnyConnect VPN dialog box with Username and Password fields highlighted
  5. You should see a “lock” icon appear on the application in the Dock and in your menu bar in the upper-right area of your screen to indicate that you have connected to the VPN successfully.

Disconnecting

  1. Find the Cisco AnyConnect VPN icon in the menu bar near the upper-right area of your screen
  2. Click it and select Disconnect
    AnyConnect VPN Active dialog box with Disconnect button highlighted

Windows

Installation

Follow these instructions:

  1. Use a web browser to go to the UO VPN site
  2. Log in using your Duck ID credentials.
  3. Click the link and download the installer.
    AnyConnect Client install dialog box with the non-Java installation link highlighted
  4. Open the installer from your Downloads folder. If you receive a security warning, click Run or Yes.
  5. Follow the installer instructions to complete the installation.

Note: The VPN client can be installed using the Java applet for Windows. If you have Java installed, the applet will automatically configure the client when you go to the UO VPN site. It does not necessarily save time to use this option but know that it is another installation method.

Connecting

  1. Run the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from the Start Menu or from the Search bar
  2. In the field under Ready to connect, type vpn.uoregon.edu and click Connect
    Cisco AnyConnect dialog box with Address field and Connect button highlighted
  3. Log in using your Duck ID credentials
    Cisco AnyConnect sign-in dialog box with Username and Password fields highlighted
  4. You should see a message that the VPN client is connected to vpn.uoregon.edu

Disconnecting

  1. Click on the VPN icon in the bottom-right area of your screen. If you do not see the icon, click on the triangle icon and then click on the VPN icon.
  2. The VPN client interface should appear. Click on Disconnect
    Cisco AnyConnect dialog box with Disconnect button highlighted

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